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John Warne Gates
Transcript of John Warne Gates
5th hour JOHN WARNE GATES John Warne Gates was born on may 18, 1885. John Warne Gates made his money by making
Barbwire and he was a constant gambler. In a 1900
horse race in England, Gates won $600,000 on a
$70,000 bet, which rumors raised to over $1 million
and got him the nickname "Bet-A-Million".
At its largest point, how large
was your Captain’s business?
And how did he make his money? John Warne Gates treated his workers with the up most respect. He treated them like they were his family. They worked many, many hours and put in hard work to make his dream come true, so he figured that he would treat them good. John did not donate any of his money to anyone but his business. He felt no need to give people money when they did not deserve it. John Warne Gates was a Robber Baron. He was very wealthy, and he succeeded in his work. Everything he did, he made money on. How did John Warne Gates treat his workers? How did John Gates spend his money? John Gates spent his money on mostly his oil and barbwire businesses. But when he wasn't buying products for that, he gambled his money, and made millions of dollars. How did John Gates donate his money? John Gates died August 9, 1911. After his death, his widow helped funds to
build the Gates Memorial Library in memory
of Gates and their son Charles. 1) http://www.museumofthegulfcoast.org/personalities-notable-people-john-gates.html 2) http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fga41 3) http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0820314.html *Sources*